After a week of silence following the Sandy Hook school shooting that killed 20 first graders and six staff in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association blamed the entertainment industry – specifically the producers of violent video games for inciting what has become a pattern of gun violence…
The latest installment of the blockbuster video game “Call of Duty” raked in more than $500 million in the first 24 hours, making it “the biggest entertainment launch of the year,” its publisher said Friday. Activision Blizzard said “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” was an instant hit as it launched this…
After almost eight years in development, Black Mesa — formerly known as Black Mesa: Source ….is finally here! Developers utilized the source engine as a Half-Life 2 total conversion in the remake of Valve Software’s original Half-Life.
The stated goal per the developers was to recreate the video game using more advanced capabilities of the Source engine.
Riddle me this — Are you no more than just a piece in their Games.??
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Black Mesa reintroduces the player as Doctor Gordon Freeman, along with the original cast of memorable characters and environments as provided by Valve.
Black Mesa was built and founded on the basis that Half-Life: Source didn’t fully live up to the potential of a Source engine port of Half-Life, so they fully reconstruct the Half-Life universe.
The newly upgraded version of Half-Life isn’t yet available through Steam, but the developer’s website has multiple options for download and is available at no cost. The games soundtrack is also available for free.
To partake in the festivities of the midnight release, users will have to install Steam as well as the Source SDK Base 2007 which is also free.
According to Wikipedia in its eight years in development, Black Mesa has been featured in several video game publications and received direct attention from the software developer.
Happy “Black Mesa” Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!!!
System: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, DS Dev: Beenox Pub: Activision Release: June 26, 2012 Players: 1 Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Peter Parker Studies Arkham by Robert VerBruggen Unlike certain other superheroes (ahem), Spider-Man actually has a fairly admirable history when it comes to video games.…
R& B star Usher Raymond takes his dance moves — Gamerstyle! The singer announced Monday at Microsoft’s Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference his role in “Dance Central 3,” the upcoming third installment of the popular choreography game developed by Harmonix for Xbox 360’s camera-based Kinect system.
Singer Usher performs to introduce Xbox 360 music video game 'Dance Central Three' for the Xbox 360 with Kinect, at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2012 media briefing in Los Angeles, Calif., Monday, June 4, 2012. ( AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Photo: AP / AP
“After looking at the first game, I was like, ‘Man, they didn’t really get the moves right, so I was able to 100 percent give them accuracy through choreography from videos, as well as from my live performance,” Usher said backstage at the trade show.
Usher’s songs “Scream” and “OMG” featuring will.i.am are in the upcoming game.
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